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    January 31, 2013
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> we begin with a winter weather alert. not only are the bitter cold temperatures back with a vengeance, we may see snow during the morning rush. >> plus deadly flooding in maryland, the rising waters kills one woman, shuts down
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roads and caught several drivers off guard. >> you saw it first on fox 5 last night. now metro is apologizing for the massive meltdown on the green line. let's begin with the winter weather alert. a bitter blast of arctic air and the possibility of snow that could make a bit of a mess of your morning commute, a one- two punch tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. yesterday we hit 70 degrees and now we're talking snow. sue palka is in the weather center with what we can expect next. >> i'm going to be sad to see january go because this has been an amazing month, you're absolutely right. we continue to track another system that look as though it's going to be pretty light along the lines of what we had friday evening for our commute. you can see it back here. it's a healthy looking little clipperlike system. let's get a closer look as we go to our sentinel radar here. this system is moving out of kentucky and tennessee. it has been able to drop a small amount of snow. as it gets closer to our area, i think it will break out in the western suburbs about 4 a.m. and be a quick hitter.
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i think it's probably over about 8:00 or so, maybe 9:00 over on the eastern shore. here's my concern. we had a lot of heavy rain yesterday, a lot of the road salts washed away. so there may be some delays and maybe even some slipperiness as this very quick burst of snow comes through. there's a lot of dry air, so it will have to overcome that. i think it will be a life fluffy snow and probably will stick. i'm expecting light snow for the morning commute. i expect it to begin before the sun comes up with only minor accumulations, maybe a coating to an inch likely sticking on grass and sidewalks, maybe some of the roadways. it should be gone by midmorning, but then we're back with that blustery cold weather. winds will gust potentially 35, 40 miles an hour. i'll be getting new information. if i see any reason to change any of those amounts, i'll bring that to you with our full weather forecast later.
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crews across the region gearing up for this winter weather tonight. in maryland and virginia trucks will pretreat the roads overnight. in the district crews are on stand-by until the wintery mix gets a bit closer. officials urge drives to check the road conditions ahead of your -- drivers to check the road conditions ahead of your commute. there are lingering effects from all that rain we got yesterday and overnight lots of flooding, water rescues along the patuxent river in maryland and voluntary evacuations in parts of the city of laurel. bob barnard is there now. >> reporter: southbound route 1 is now open. the emergency shelter open in the city of laurel is now closed. the evacuation order which was never mandatory has been lifted and the water is receding, all this tall grass behind me just a couple hours ago was underwater including that warning sign back there. wever, it has been a deadly day here. this is what it looks like along a good portion of the
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patuxent river. >> this river is way beyond normal levels. >> reporter: about 8 feet higher than normal according to wsse officials. wednesday's heavy rains and significant runoff upstream forced the water authority to open the floodgates at both the brighton and duckett dams before dawn this morning to relieve pressure on the tridelphia and rocky gorge reservoirs. the release of all that water caught many downstream off guard including some homeless living along the river in nearby anne arundel county. >> i walked out to 4-foot of water. i've been sitting here freezing all day. >> reporter: a friend of his did not get out alive, these pictures from sky fox as crews recovered the body of a woman who drowned in the floodwaters. >> first of all, there shouldn't be anybody who is forced to live outside in freezing cold conditions and to lose their life because they're homeless. >> reporter: howard county executive ken uhlman and the
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mayor met on the bridge over the patuxent. the route was closed all day. >> my concern is along the patuxent here. there is residential and businesses and it is getting close to some areas. we're continuing to watch that. if we have to do a mandatory evacuation, then we'll do that, but we're preparing for the worst and hope for the best. >> reporter: this apartment building off main street was most at risk. don fullwood lives there. >> i was in the basement -- if i was in the basement or first floor, i may rethink it, but i'm on the second floor. i think i'll be okay. i'll sleep with one eye open. >> reporter: john dean and his german shepherd bella visit this river park most afternoons. >> i've been watching the water levels and while they have continued to increase the pace has slowed down. >> reporter: in fact, wssc officials say they're reducing the amount of water released from both dams but will keep
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some gates open perhaps a few more days. city officials in laurel say the swollen river will keep the marc train commuter line at the end of main street in laurel closed again tomorrow morning. plenty of water rescues this morning including this one in brookville on brighton dam road. the water completely covered the road. a car got submerged. the yellow marker near the bottom left of your screen shows the water was nearly 3 feet deep. fox 5 is monitoring metro tonight after a massive meltdown on the green line last night. tonight metro is apologizing. thousands of passengers were stranded, some on trains inside tunnels after reports of smoke on the tracks. fox 5's karen gray houston reports. >> reporter: angry metro riders stranded in the tunnel between the anacostia and navy yard stations are still emotional about the experience less than 24 hours later. >> we still had to pay. we had to pay to get off the
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train after sitting in the tunnel for over what, an hour and a half. >> reporter: many are still frustrated that once the power was out they were left in the dark. >> i think the reason why some people were panicking was because when the conductor said that he couldn't get through to central control, i think that's when some people decided they would try to get themselves out. >> reporter: from metro's general manager after a morning meeting that included d.c. fire officials came this apology. >> the first thing i want to do is apologize to our customers. they were on the trains for a long time. >> reporter: the problem he says, a piece of equipment was smoking and it was human error when crews went down to the tracks to try to stop it. >> emergency trip button was hit that takes power down and that's when the power came down from underneath two trains. so there was no longer power to those trains. >> reporter: the investigation is just beginning, but some metro riders are still reeling over advice they stay put on trains. nigel charles is passenger who pushed the emergency exit button to open a train door and
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led the pilgrimage of riders through the tunnel and out. >> i really wasn't thinking about danger. i was just thinking about trying to get in a better situation than we were in, you know. my big thing was how long are we going to be down there? >> reporter: even metro acknowledges some hard and fast rules are made to be broken. >> you're safer on the train. it's when you're told to evacuate, that's when you should evacuate except if there's an immediate danger to you. if there's like a fire or something like that in front of you, certainly you should evacuate right away. >> reporter: meanwhile nigel charles says he's a dedicated metro rider who is considering other options. he says with rising prices and declining service he's thinking about hooking up with other metro passengers and carpooling instead. i'm karen gray houston in the fox 5 newsroom. developing in atlanta, a 14- year-old student is expected to be released from the hospital tonight after he was shot in the neck outside a middle school this afternoon. police say the shooter is also
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a student. the suspect in custody, no word on a motive. down in alabama fbi officials are still trying to negotiate with a gunman holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. the suspect is a retired truck driver who boarded a school bus tuesday, shot and killed a driver and kidnapped a child. police have yet to say what the suspect is demanding or why he took the child. homeowners in western loudoun county are on high alert after a string of burglaries. the thieves are breaking in during daylight hours and making off with expensive jewelry and precious metals. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> so we started trying to do the things you normally do in any kind of a criminal investigation. >> reporter: it's an unusual gathering in relatively crime free middleburg, virginia. dozens of western loudoun county residents coming together to talk about a recent rash of home burglaries. there have been at least six since last october. >> i have friends in fauquier and loudon and midburg who have been broken and entered --
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middleburg who have been broken and entered and lost valuable possessions. >> reporter: the thieves are targeting homes during daytime hours. it's happened twice here in fauquier county and most recently at a home in midburg. the burglars break windows or door glass and then steal electronics, jewelry and precious metals like silver. the victims appear to be randomly picked. alice porter knows two of them. >> many of the people who are victims have very regular working hours and several were working class people with a working schedule. so it was fairly obvious when they would be gone. >> what i've heard from friends is people are going around asking if you need tree work. they're knocking on doors. so if you're there, then they just go away and, you know, that's the way they figure out when anybody is home. >> reporter: residents are on enand thursday night loudoun county sheriff mike chapman and other law enforcement officers met with them to speak
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with the crime. one person has been arrested and there is a suspect in another case, but it's not yet clear if all of the cases are connected. >> we want to make sure we have a good strong tie between all the cases to see if it is one group or one person or whether it's several. >> reporter: there are increased police patrols and authorities remind residents to be alert and take safety precautions. residents say it's not what they're used to in western loudoun county, but the burglaries are a wakeup call to a reality that crime can happen anywhere. >> times are changing and unfortunately we have to secure ourselves a little bit better. >> reporter: police say they have a pretty good idea who they're looking for, but again only one arrest. both marked and unmarked police cars will be patrolling the community. a first on fox tv interview, a local leader joins us live to announce he's taking the first steps to enter the race to become d.c.'s next mayor. also ahead tonight. tonight. ♪ oh say can you see ♪ .
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>> for the first time since her lip syncing controversy at the inauguration beyonce faced the press and put to rest once and for all that she can sing the star spangled banner live. we're in the web center tonight in the newsroom getting an idea what some of you are saying on facebook and twitter. we're at my fox d.c. on facebook and twitter. weigh in on the beyonce buzz. the 10 is coming right back. stay with us. at honda,
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we like those people. they think like us. introducing the best civic sedan yet. made possible by honda. a first on fox 5 tv interview, d.c. residents have more than a year before the next primary election to choose a mayor. current mayor vincent gray has not announced if he'll run again, but if he does, he might have competition. >> ward 6 council member tommy wells is with us tonight. we'll speak to him in a minute. tonight he is making it clear he's ready to lead the city in the future. he's kicking things off with an exploratory committee next monday. you'll often find ward 6 council member tommy wells
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getting around town on his bike, a leader who is thought to clean up the anacostia river with a bag tax and from his early days on the school board he pushed to have all d.c. students immunized. most recently wells announced he'd call for hearings to look into allegations d.c. police were not investigating sexual assaults properly. >> i'm very concerned about this, but the hearing can't be just a knee jerk reaction. it has to be very thoughtful and the kind of reforms, if needed, need to be vetted and the public needs to see that we're responding to this. >> wells is just one of several contenders expected to seek the chief executive office. ward 2 council member jack evans and ward 4 council member muriel bowser are two names being talked about. >> in terms of bowser and evans and wells they will all have their legislative record as council people, but elections are not won on issues. they're won on personality.
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>> rest assured ethics will be a main focus of the next mayoral election. it hasn't been long since two council members resigned charged with felonies and several of mayor gray's campaign workers pleaded guilty to campaign crimes. even mayor gray himself remains under investigation from federal prosecutors. >> if mayor gray is not charged, no criminal action is taken, this might actually be a way of reviving his credibility and he'll say see, told you so. >> if mayor gray does choose to run, he'll have a lot to brag about. the city has 1.5 billion in the bank. there is development across the district and over 1,000 people move here each month. the question is can someone else do better? ward 6 council member tommy wells joins us tonight. how do you get this ball rolling on monday? >> first let me say, matt, thank you very much for having me on, that our city is doing
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pretty well and we've got more people moving in than moving out. our financial house is pretty much in order and in a lot of our neighborhoods like ward 6 our neighborhoods are coming back, but the thing that will most certainly derail it for the city is a government who has a crisis in ethics and certainly the government that loses the confidence in people we govern. so that is something we can't have happen. that's why i'm exploring a run for mayor to be sure we keep the progress of our great city going. >> you talked about ethics, but when mayor gray was asked to step down by a number of your colleagues, you decided not to say anything. do you still feel that wa tonight? >> there's an investigation into the mayor campaign says by the u.s. attorney. i believe that's what should happen. i don't think any allegation of wrongdoing by the u.s. attorney would be precipitous. i think it could also appear politically motivated. i think we need the mayor to be
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successful and to serve his term to keep the city going forward, but we do have a crisis of confidence in our government. >> you're very popular in ward 6, but people living outside ward 6 might not know you. what do you stand for? what are some of your most important issues? >> i've worked hard creating livable walkable neighborhoods, neighborhoods where you can walk your children to school, fresh groceries. we've added about five new grocery stores in ward 6 and also we've had a spike in crime, but in general the ward has had the greatest amount of drop in crime of almost any ward in the city. so it's a safer more livable ward and really creating neighborhoods that are great for everyone where you can age in place, for children, for all and now we weigh the challenge of being sure that all wards have -- all neighborhoods have affordable housing and that everyone can benefit from the growth of our city together. >> talk to me about what happens monday. you're going to be in ward 8, correct, having a community
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meeting basically announcing this? >> i'm going to file paperwork for an explore forecommittee. that's just what it is. -- exploratory committee. that's just what it is, exploratory. it will be at 7 p.m. a lot of people are coming. we'll talk about the future of the city, what people want from their government and what's missing. >> council member wells, thank you very much. >> thank you. i'm in the satellite center following another big story this evening. president obama's pick for defense secretary chuck hagel was on the hot seat today. the former nebraska senator defended his record at a confirmation hearing taking on issues that ranged from israel to iran to his support for a group that advocates nuclear weapons. hagel was challenged on the troop surge in iraq. >> i would like you to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to
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elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things today. >> let the record show refused to answer that question. i actually would like an answer yes or no. >> well, i think it's far more complicated than yes or no. as i've already said, my answer is i'll defer that judgment to history. i'm fully committed to the president's goal of preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. as i have been on record on that issue, as i've said in the past many times, all options must be on the table to achieve that goal. >> despite tough criticism from republicans hagel is expected to be confirmed as the next defense secretary. also up on the hill today congress approved a bill to temporarily suspend the debt limit to keep the government from defaulting on its loans. it allows the government to borrow about $450 billion to meet interest payment and obligations like social security payments and government salaries. coming up next beyonce breaks her silence and in stunning fashion the pop star
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♪ and the rocket's red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ . that is how beyonce kicked off her super bowl press conference today proving she can sing the national anthem live. it follows a heap of criticism for her decision to sing along with her prerecorded track of the anthem during president obama's inauguration. >> a lot of people have been talking about it. i'm sure you've seen the comments on your facebook wall. i sure have. let me read a few that's come into fox 5. jeanine wrote i
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just watched her sing acquisition bella, wow. -- sing acappella. wow. >> marlene, i need people to stop hating and here's one on our twitter act. jennifer said you make millions and you have the audacity to lip sync at the inauguration? so not everyone is on team beyonce apparently, but now beyonce is setting the record straight as you're about to see. it's the moment she breaks her silence. >> would you guys mind standing? >> and then before taking any questions beyonce performed the tune she needed a little help with january 21st. ♪ oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what so
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proudly ♪ . >> her critically praised performance of the star spangled banner at president obama's inauguration came under scrutiny less than a day later when a representative from the u.s. marine band said she wasn't singing live. ♪ through broad stripes and bright stars ♪ . >> now beyonce wants to clear the air before her big super bowl performance. >> due to the weather, due to the delays, due to no proper sound check i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. it was about the president and the inauguration and i wanted to make him and my country proud. so i decided to sing along with my prerecorded track which is very common in the music industry. >> with the national anthem episode behind her beyonce is focused on her 12 minute super bowl halftime show. she's teasing us by releasing video preparations. it may be the biggest audience of her career. the super bowl audience is
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expected to be in the neighborhood of about 100 million people. that is four times the inauguration audience. beyonce today said yes, i am nervous, but my entire career has prepared me for this performance and beyonce said the super bowl halftime performance will be sung live, shawn. you know she's going to kill it. >> you know what? i would think it would be harder. she's going to be moving around and dancing, but she's beyonce. we'll see. >> if anyone can do it, she can. >> thanks, will. a fox 5 investigation tonight, is your couch making you sick? chemicals in your sofa could save your life in a fire, but a new report claims they could have serious effects on your family's health. details next.
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. there may be hidden health dangers inside your couch. a recent study shows most of the couches sold in the u.s. contain chemicals that could affect your health and the health of your children.
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fox 5 consumer reporter laura evans is here with the investigation. >> fire retarred ants in couches is such any -- retardants in couches is such an enormous issue it affects almost all americans. what effect are the toxic chemicals having on you? fire retardantses are meant to -- retardants are meant to keep you safe, but some scientists say they could cause serious, even deadly health effects. in just seconds a couch is up in flames. fire retardants in the coach's tomorrow delay ignition by 12 seconds, but there may be a high price to pay for those 12 seconds. according to a recent study published in the journal environmental science and technology, flame retardants known to cause myriad health effects are being used in couproducts to replace another toxic flame retardant that was phased out
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eight years ago because of health dangers associated with it. >> children are exposed to five times the level of what is considered safe and they actually exceed acceptable cancer risks within the first two years of life. >> reporter: joanna conglton senior toxicologist of environmental working group says the chemicals including pdebs and compounds known as color chlorinated trists because of concern they may be mutagenic. the various chemicals have been found to disrupt a child's hormone function, impair thyroid function and cause neurological disorders, even autism. molly roush, a mother of three from d.c., is concerned.
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>> i'm supposed to be the one to make sure that my kids aren't exposed. this is not my job. i'm not a scientist. i'm not a regulator. someone else should be dealing with this. >> unzip it from its covering. >> reporter: roush participated in the study conducted by researchers from duke, berkeley and boston universities. they gathered sofa cushion samples from across the country. roush sent in one from her new couch. >> a year or so later i got an e-mail telling me that my couch contained chlorinated trysts. >> reporter: fire retardantses make up 10 to -- retardantses make up 10% of -- retardants make up to 10% of the weight of your couch. >> my kids sit here every day. >> here's the problem. that liquid fire retardant turns to dust when it's in the tomorrow, so every time you sit on your furniture that chemical escapes from the tomorrow and
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attaches to the dust in your home. it can be absorbed through the skin, easily inhaled and easily ingested especially by children crawling on the ground putting hands and toys in their mouths. >> when you have clear evidence of a health effect in animal studies and then you start to see these same associations turn up in the human opulation, that certainly is the red flag and it's time to really take a close look at the safety of your chemical and perhaps take action. >> no one from the american chemistry council would go on camera but they did issue the following statement. is in tdcpp was voluntarily removed from children's pajamas in the 1970s by industry in response to consumer concern and an abundance of caution. the public should know flame retardants are used in upholstered furniture and other products in homes to meet fire safety standards because they help slow the spread of fire and in a fire every second
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counts. it's also important to note flame retardants are subject to review by scientists at regulatory agencies. the 2008 eu risk assessment for this chemical which is using all the best information available concludes that tdcpp gives no reason for concern to human health. n relation to its physic chemical -- health in relation to its physic chemical properties. couch manufacturers are mandated by law to use the flame retardants in the tomorrow stuffing. it's a little known law in southern california known as technical bulletin 117 which says the couch must be able to stand exposure to a small flame for 12 seconds without igniting. while the regulation applies only to california, manufacturers use it in all their products instead of jreat the west coast. >> that's what's left of a couch after a couple minutes of burning. >> it's a huge concern for firefighters according to dave cope, fire marshal for the city
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of laurel. >> i believe fire retardant is good. i just believe they should use safe chemicals that doesn't affect the breathing of anybody that's involved in before or after or during a fire that, they should find other methods to make the fire retardant safer. >> there are no warning labels, so you don't know what chemicals are inside your couch. molly roush says it's time consumers are aware. >> even if i had wanted to make a choice about it, i wouldn't have been able to. >> the problem is if you want a couch in your home, you most likely don't have a choice. >> unfortunately because the use of flame retardantses in furniture and other consumer product -- retardants in furniture and other consumer products has become so commonplace it's very hard to avoid exposure. >> three of the frequently used fire retardants are now under review by the epa. what can you do to protect yourself? there are few ways to avoid it in this case. there are only a handful of companies that make truly organic couches. there are some signs of bipartisan support on this
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issue in congress. so you can contact your lawmaker about the need for chemical policy reform. >> if these chemical compounds, the trisk compounds were taken out of kids pajamas in the '70s, why are they still used in sofas and other products? >> because of a law known as the toxic substances control act enacted in 1976. it says any ken cal on the market in 1976 -- chemical on the market in 1976 can remain on the market and doesn't have to be retested unless it's considered to have an unreasonable risk. the critics complain the epa is almost powerless in taking action against dangerous chemicals even those known to cause cancer or serious health effects like some claim these do. coming up next why a virginia congressman's son will not face charges after he was caught on camera talking about voting fraud. >> and later from kate upton to the budweiser clydesdales to a little bit of controversy, a
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we're following a news alert from fairfax county, police investigating two new assault cases in the springfield area. one happened on dinwiddie street and the other on backlick street. investigators have not yet said if these cases are connected to 15 other similar cases. virginia congressman jim moran's son will not face charges. he was caught on tape discussing a plan to help someone vote illegally. at the time he was working on his father's campaign. arlington county police say no charges will be brought against moran because the people taking the video did not cooperate in the investigation. coming up on the news edge a tragedy in a quiet
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a new documentary is telling the story of a legendary d.c. nightclub where rock, pop, blues and jazz lived for decades. the bayou in georgetown was once the stop for up and coming artists like u2, dire straits and kiss. after being closed 15 years four filmmakers are helping fans relive the good old days. fox 5's paul wagner has the story. >> reporter: the bayou was in an old red brick building under the whitehurst freeway in georgetown where it began hosting dixieland jazz bands in the late '50s. by the mid-'60s the place was packing in rock and roll, the blues and even country. >> it was like no other place. you couldn't have built place with this sort of ambiance.
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it was dark. it was cavernous. it was raucous. >> reporter: bill scanlan, a former dejay at dc101 loved it there and when he heard the place was closing, he got inside with a camera. >> i think that the film captures a piece of washington music history that is little known and certainly isn't spotlighted and yet was pretty vibrant, brought in national acts as well as very, very strong local players. >> reporter: the bayou is long gone torn down years ago. in its place now is the lowe's theater where the documentary will have its premier. in the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, if you wanted to see an up and coming rock and roll band, the buy you was the place to go. you could have seen duran duran for $3.50. the british band dire straits played the buy you just as sultans of swing was beginning
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its run up the charts packing fans in for a two night run. u2 hit the bayou stage as well opening for the slicky boys. >> they were nice guys. they were all just like real young irish guys hard to understand. >> reporter: mark nune, that's him in the bow tie, loved playing there. >> the stage was comfortable. it was big. it sounded great. >> reporter: springsteen played the buy you at least once, a surprise appearance with long time friend robin thompson. >> there are some great photographs. >> reporter: the film is a labor of love for scanlan who put it together with three others over the last 14 years or so. the funding came from mainly donations. >> i'm very, very proud that we stuck with it and i'm really happy so many people supported us. our kick starter supporters came in with over $30,000 in funding and made it possible. >> reporter: so the bayou may be gone, but it lives on now in film and the memories of rock bands that made the trek to its
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doors on k street a destination. >> love that. >> bill scanlan is a great guy. i want to give him a major shout out. that's been a huge labor of love for him. >> over a decade. folks might be laboring overnight to get the roads ready for the snow that might come. >> doesn't look like a lot. i've looked back to kentucky and tennessee where it's already come across. it's produced an inch or 2 of snow. i'm not sure it will fluff up here come over the mountains. sometimes they don't have the energy left. an inch might cause some slipperiness. everybody has been saying will we have two hour delays? i think that depends if road crews get out. i thought i'd start with what happened last night and these rivers running so hard and fast the next couple days. this is great falls about 1:30 this afternoon at overlook one and water was high there, but it will be higher possibly tomorrow. you should be aware through saturday evening we may see
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high tides especially along the tidal potomac. something that happened today was the strong northwest winds to blow out some of the water from the streams and creeks, but wow, that was a lot of water that fell yesterday, wasn't it? this is an estimate of the 24 hour rain totals from sentinel radar. you can see the heaviest here fairfax, loudoun county into montgomery county, howard and baltimore when we look at some of the estimations, clearly some very heavy rain totals in what amounted to about eight hours here, 4.2 inches an estimate, not as much in the district, but a lot of rain, 1.6, and many spots here even isolated spots i saw some 5- inch totals measured by rain gauges. so a lot of rain and that rain did a number on the salt and chemicals we have just as we have another clipper system coming in a number of hours. we think it will start breaking out in the western suburbs about 4 a.m. a lot of times the dry air eats up some of these things as they
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come across the mountains. there will be enough that we may have enough to coat the grassy areas, sidewalks and pavement. it's not as cols so some of these other clipper nights, but it's mighty coal and dry. let me show you -- cold and dry. let me show you the futurecast. about 4 a.m. we see it breaking out in the western suburbs. at 7 a.m. perhaps we've already got a coating and it's moving east of the city. i think schools will know what they're dealing with by the time the sun comes up and from 7 a.m. until 9:00 it's starting to move away over to the eastern shore. this might be one that gets enhanced a little bit east of the district. after that goes by it's going to be windy and cold the rest of the day. there might be another clipper saturday night. let's jump to how much we think this might produce, certainly more in the mountains. that's helped by the northwest flow. in our area we're thinking a coating up to 1 inch, but let's get more specific and snow you what our model is showing for individual cities. it's suggesting about an inch in the district, maybe a little
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more for annapolis and stevensville and other spots anywhere from 1/2-inch to closing in on an inch. so manassas .9, dulles and gaithersburg about 1/2-inch, frederick about 1/2-inch. that's our best guess at this point. this is actually some of the new model data that came in late tonight. maybe it doesn't take much to cause some slipperiness, but we wanted you to be aware the timing is such it will be around for the morning. we're starting february tomorrow. we don't have extreme cold, but this is a clipper pattern. you know how the discovery channel has shark week? we're going to have clipper week next week. so fast moving storms with a install amount of moisture is on deck. -- small amount of moisture is on deck. we'll have one tonight and tomorrow. we might have one saturday night and sunday. clippers tend to keep us chilly, 37 saturday, 43 sunday, might be another clipper possibly tuesday. they're hard to so i'm, so we wait till we're closer to try to nail them down.
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coming up even if you're not into the big game, you're probably going to watch for some of those commercials, a preview of what you can expect on super bowl sunday. >> definitely that one. now your capital rundown with tom fitzgerald. >> we're back with your look at the new and noteworthy in the week'. it's your capital rundown for the week of february 4th, 2013. monday kathleen sebelius, secretary of the u.s. department of health and human services, delivers the opening address of the national healthcare policy conference at 9 a.m. held at the grand hyatt in washington. tuesday february 5th the house veterans affairs committees holds hearings on the effectiveness of the 100% temporary disability rating for veterans at 2 p.m. in the canon building room 334. on wednesday division commanders from the national guard come to washington for the annual association of the national guard advisory council beginning at 6 p.m. at the national guard memorial
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building on massachusetts avenue. thursday, february 7th the senate intelligence committee will hold confirmation hearings on john brennan to be the next director of the cia. that begins at 2:30 in room 216 of the hart building. friday, february 8th, former commander in afghanistan retired general stanley mcchrystal will address the aspen institute regarding his memoir on the afghanistan war and his removal by president obama. the aspen institute is at 1 dupont circle. that is your capital rundown for the week of february 4th, 2013. you can find more on www.myfoxdc.com and reach us on twitter with #capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. we'll see you next week. ere 24. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!!
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expect. >> reporter: super bowl xlvii isn't just a showdown between the two best teams in football. it's also a showdown between advertisers. >> this year the super bowl spots are going for anywhere between 3.8 million and 4. 4 is a record. this is a big stage. it allows these brands to get a huge reach, a huge audience to get their message out to, move cars and to sell beer and soda. >> reporter: millions are spent producing some of these commercials. with high concept ideas, big name stars and memorable results that viewers will talk about the next day. beer ads are popular. once again budweisers clydesdales will make an appearance. >> this year they'll have a trick where they have people vote for the name of the baby clydesdale which will appear in their ad. >> no worries, man. everything will be all right. >> reporter: volkswagen is attracting controversy. >> it's gotten some complaints it has a sort of racial
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overtone. i disagree. it's basically some white sort of desperate office workers. they throw in a sort of character with sort of a jamaican accent and he lifts the spirit of this place. i think it's more playful in tone. ne. >> reporter: sports illustrated beauty kate upton appears in a spot for mercedes. >> she looks great, but where's the car in the ad? that one is causing a little chatter on social media. >> reporter: godaddy is taking a different approach. >> they use humor instead of sort of the sex. so actually that ad i think has a lot of promise. >> reporter: hollywood is teasing movie fans with previews of some upcoming rger airon man 3. ghe lone with all this anticipation it seems the buzz this year may be just as big over what's happening between plays. >> super bowl fans are there to watch football, but probably almost as large an audience who are e